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Characteristics and Development of State Statistics

  • Shinichiro TabataEmail author
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Abstract

The state statistical systems of Russia differ significantly between the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Federation. In the period of the Soviet Union, we can distinguish three periods: from the Russian Revolution to the 1920s; the Stalin period; and the period after the mid-1950s. Despite the differences, we can point out three characteristics of the Russian and Soviet statistical systems. First, a so-called centralized statistical system functioned in which censuses and statistical surveys were carried out by the central statistical organization. Second, in most of the periods, a system of reporting statistics was constructed based on information collected by regular reports from business entities. Third, statistical resources prepared by administrative institutions have been very rich and have been well preserved.

Keywords

Russian statistics Soviet statistics Zemstvo statistics Sample surveying Census 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Slavic-Eurasian Research CenterHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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